College Rainbow Quilt

Throwback Thursday – College Rainbow Quilt

Life, Quilts

I was leafing through some old photo albums this morning when I found a photograph of a quilt I made in college. It was the first quilt I made using my first sewing machine – a Viking / Husqvarna Freesia 415 that I used until last year. I chose to tie this quilt, and it seemed to hold up pretty well. I am pretty sure I backed it with a large black sheet. I ended up gifting this quilt to my brother when he was in college.

College Rainbow Quilt
Yvonne and Doggies with College Rainbow Quilt

The photo of me with the quilt was taken in the summer of 2000. That summer I lived with a group of 7 college students who were working as co-op engineers for NASA Langley Research Center in a townhouse we rented together in Poquoson, Virginia. I can’t remember if these dogs went with Todd or Ryan, but they look pretty good on the quilt.

Townhouse Roomies Summer 2000
Townhouse Roomies Summer 2000     Back Row (L to R): Matt, Giles, Ryan, Todd, Janice     Front: Yvonne, Joe

We were a motley bunch, huh? I have lost touch with Giles, Todd, and Janice since then. That summer, I met Joe’s girlfriend, Shannon, and she turned out to be a great friend and a fellow crafty soul. 🙂 They are now married with 3 adorable little boys, and hopefully she will find time to open her Etsy store, Snazberry, again sometime in the future.

It is pretty fun to take a stroll down memory lane and have so many quilty / crafty good connections and memories.


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